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Trans Day of Remembrance: Explore grief, solidarity and community through a creative lens with Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard

Graham Robson November 1, 2023

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard’s Trans and Non Binary Link Service and Grief Project are holding a joint event on Trans Day of Remembrance for its TNBI community members. This Trans Grief and Solidarity event includes poetry, spoken word, arts & crafts, food and drink. The evening is by and for trans, non-binary and intersex community members; Swithboard kindly asks that cis allies do not attend.

Exploring the themes of collective grief, solidarity and community through a creative lens, Switchboard will be joined by artist and performer Priss Nash to perform some spoken word and facilitate a creative writing workshop.

Uncensored, Unfiltered, Unapologetic and Oversharing; Priss is a Brighton-based poet/spoken word artist telling their stories through verses, bars and pars. Priss’ work covers a range of hard-hitting subjects with a focus on race, trauma, identity and mental health. 

Offering an extremely personal and uncensored viewpoint through their poetry, Priss’ work and performances often push for real and tangible change by making audiences question their own biases and prejudices. 

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Stemming from a musical background and a love for hip-hop, Priss often incorporates rhythmic flow and rapping into their performances in view of some of their favourite poets being rappers as they believe “hip-hop is just poetry with 808s”.

This event takes place on Monday, November 20 from 5.30 – 8pm at Community Base, 113 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XG. The venue is wheelchair accessible with lift access and guests will have access to a disabled toilet, non-gendered bathroom facilities and a quiet balcony area. 

Switchboard asks that you do not bring animals to the event, and wear minimally scented clothes. If you would like to discuss any other access requests or requirements, please email

The event is sober space, so Switchboard asks that you do not bring alcohol or substances into the venue.


5.30-5.45pm: refreshments, non-structured craft and discussion spaces.

5.45-7:15pm: Priss Nash facilitated workshop.

7.15-8pm: Sharing of poetry, food and drinks.